As a new medium becomes popular its signal-to-noise ratio will fall to a level that renders the medium useless.
So I’ve already posted about trendspottr; I love how it surfaces trending tweets about particular topics. It’s not perfect, but the throwaway nature of twitter means that it doesn’t have to be. And it’s helped me discover a lot of interesting stuff, quickly – I surf less, and know more. I’ve been using trendspottr withContinue reading “Being a better media junkie”
Silicon Valley, despite being at the center of the digital world, is a hopelessly insular and actually rather hermetic place. Even its famous immigrant culture emphasizes joining the SV way. For all its talk of innovation, it resists almost anyone who is not part of its mainstream. Michael Wolff, How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner BoughtContinue reading